I think when an artist posts their ... whole ... portfolio at one time, it becomes quite overwhelming and I tend to just pass over them.
I am trying to get back into painting and have chosen something from my neighborhood - an autumn scene- I love the abstract patterns in the water, the pop of sienna in the focal tree, the diagonals that move the eye through the scene- I am struggling with whether to crop...I think I like the depth in the current view. Onto more thumbnails and then a value study. I confess, I already started this twice, without the proper process and of course not to my liking. I must really discipline…Continue
In our current workshop, Kingfisher, check out the little old man on Richard's palette...Most of my best work is accidental...…Continue
Hi there, just bought the Mastering Sunsets course and am loving it and learning loads.
Just wondering has anyone got info on framing pictures economically? Thanks Deirdre
Has anyone else received a rather badly written message from the above.
I was a member previously signing in through facebook (Leigh Elks) but I thought I may have had my FB page hacked so I cancelled and have just re-joined again. Got a message today that I'm pretty sure is bogus. The grammar is terrible. I've blocked any further messages.
See you all in the workshops.
I can't believe I am doing this but I am on Lesson 1 of Richard Robinson's Painting Workshop. I would appreciate any comments you may have as to how I can improve this painting. I haven't finished it but I am getting frustrated. Sure could use some ideas.
I Had the opportunity to have two of my paintings Stormy Sunrise and LULU 1306 critiqued at the Tauranga Society of Artists by a recognised artist member of the society.
Where as the painting was very good and the detail in the foreground excellent he felt the sameness of the sloping rocks on the left spoilt the composition somewhat, also there was a need for more contrast in the splashing wave in the centre foreground. He…Continue
First, many thanks to Michael for his kind offer to help me achieve my goals with this painting!..and to my friends here who have been so supportive. This is the first painting I'm attempting since losing my husband to a battle with stomach cancer. It's been a difficult time for me and this marks a beginning step in healing my grief. The source photo I'm using is from our vacation at Cape Cod only last July when life seemed so sunny & bright - and this painting is a tribute to that…Continue
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Painting in China - the experience of a lifetime.
Can you imagine a group painting trip in China?
Having organised 5 such trips, every time I love to see that people are pleasantly surprised by how…Continue
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I noticed that there is glare from the canvas in the photo of my rose painting. Drat. This lightens things noticeably. Need some tips on taking photos too :)
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Had tried to enter my testimonial on the website given by Richard without success. Tried just now to enter it on my home page....?and it said to many words......please help....
Hi everyone. I just got word that Ken Auster passed away a few days ago. A great artist and teacher, he will be missed.
I am new to The Complete Artist. Actually, a terrified newcomer. I pushed myself to post my acrylic painting on canvas yesterday. I know I will not grow until I get feedback, good or bad.
So I am hoping that some members will be willing to "gently" nudge me along.
Thanks in advance for your time and thoughts on "Bullrushes"
The other day I had an email from an art teacher in Uganda asking that I critique some student work - ages 10 and 11.
Here's what I wrote: